If you are a fan of Jay Chou (周杰伦), surely you'd have seen this beautiful cafe scene that appears in his music video, Hand-written Past 《手写的从前》. Recreating the same wooden cafe with full-length panel glass exterior from the MV, Palladium Cafe has been really popular in Johor Bahru, and I'm glad that it finally opens another outlet in KL (by different management)!
The little glass house is located within EcoSky, the latest development site by EcoWorld. Unfortunately it is surrounded by few construction blocks, otherwise it would look lovelier in pictures.
(because I spent an hour travelling there from home!)
The mini garden surrounding the cafe is great for pictures, as well as for the cafe customers to sit around and enjoy a cuppa under the natural, brightly-lit ambiance, albeit the heat of midday sun.
Stepping into the cafe, it is indeed a relief from the scorching sun as the interior is fully equipped with strong air conditioning. Palladium Cafe serves only coffee and non-coffee beverages as well as cakes, from La Casa in Mont Kiara.
Dark Chocolate @ RM12.00
Iced coffee will be the perfect thirst quencher there, but I opt for warm dark chocolate on a day I was not feeling well.
This classic drink is just nice as it strikes a good balance of sweetness.
At the mini cake display counter, I notice several types of dainty desserts such as Raspberry Cheesecake, Lemon Tart, Chocolate Mousse, and even Snowman that fits perfectly into the theme of this festive season.
Hot Premium Picked Tea @ RM11.00
My partner in crime had a cup of hot tea, which the barista claimed as earl grey tea
but we were rather disappointed as it just tasted like Boh teabag.
The opera cake, on the other hand, was lovely as the soft almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup exuded distinctive coffee aroma when layered with chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream. It was not too sweet for my liking too.
Prices stated above exclude 6% GST, so feel free to drop by for some Instagram-worthy shots and a cup of coffee on a lazy afternoon or evening if you prefer a less sunny weather.
EcoWorld Gallery @ Eco Sky,
Lot 3972 and 4189,
Batu 6 ½,
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (Jalan Ipoh),
68100 Kuala Lumpur.
Mon-Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm